Detachable tow bars – why should you own one?

 

If you have been planning on towing goods or animals or caravans for quite some time now, then you must have carried out some researchers as well. Whether you may have asked your local store or searched online, it is obvious that you have found out that towing doesn’t only involve buying the carriage/caravan that you want to use while towing, but you need to buy a number of parts as well as accessories, the most important of them being the tow bars.

It is these bars that hitch the load to the vehicle that will tow, which means the quality of your towing experience will depend a lot on the tow bar that you use. Hence, buying the best towbars Auckland is very important. However, best, here, doesn’t only mean best in quality, but also the best one for the purpose. Though there are a variety of tow bars available in the market, detachable tow bars are exactly what you need, unless you tow commercially or are on the road for most of the year.

What are detachable tow bars Auckland?

As the name tells you, detachable tow bars can be removed from the towing vehicle with ease and is much unlike the fixed towbars that require a lot of effort for mounting. If you are not planning to tow regularly, detachable tow bars are what you need – mount it when you tow and remove it when you don’t – unlike fixed towbars.

Detachable tow bars usually come in the swan neck design, but flange ones are available too which means that you can choose anyone to suit your purpose. However, the design of the detachable tow bars may vary with manufacturers trying to incorporate additional features like concealed bumpers, etc. Not only that, the design will also vary according to the type of vehicle that it would be fitted to.

Types of detachable tow bars Auckland

According to the various features that the tow bar comes with, the detachable tow bars can be further classified into the following four types –

  1. Horizontal
  2. Vertical
  • Semi –automatic
  1. Automatic

Not only do these types vary in their features, but also the method of mounting varies as well.

Advantages

  • Good for occasional towing purposes.
  • Can be easily removed and stored.
  • Maintains the aesthetics of the car when not towing.
  • Stabilizers can be used easily without any added accessories.
  • Electric sockets built into the bar look nice.

Disadvantages

This type of tow bars Auckland has its own share of problems as well.

  • In certain cases, an additional electric socket (13 pin) may be required to make the swing plate function properly.
  • The swan neck types may cause problems when cycle carrier and stabilizer plates are attached.
  • Use of different types of coupling with the swan neck type isn’t possible.
  • Bumper protectors cannot be mounted.

Conclusion

So, before you make any decision about what type of tow bars Auckland would suit you the best, it is best that you carefully consider your needs and what each type of tow bar can offer. Only then, buy a product that you feel is good for you.